Rasovszky and Tettamanzi Win 10K Titles at European Junior OW Champs

2016 European Junior Open Water Championships

  • Piombino, Italy
  • Dates: September 9-11, 2016
  • Championship Central
  • Day 1: 5k (14- and 15-year-olds) and 7.5k (16- and 17-year-olds)
  • Day 2: 10k
  • Day 3: Team Relays

Whereas Friday’s races at the European Junior Open Water Championships featured the youngest competitors (14- and 15-year-old boys and girls contested the 5k, while 16- and 17-year-old boys and girls competed in the 7.5k), Saturday marked the entry of the 18- and 19-year-olds into the competition.

In the boys’ 10k race, which was set off first, the top ten finishers came through the chute in three waves. Hungary’s Kristóf Rasovszky, who represented his country in the 1500 in Rio this summer, won in 1:55:40.7. Rasovszky also won the 10k at the 2016 European Open Water Championships in June. Today’s runner-up was Germany’s Florian Wellbrock, who also competed in the 1500 at the 2016 Olympic Games. He finished right behind Rasovszky in 1:55:50.7.

Andrea Manzi of Italy led the second wave of finishers, and picked up the bronze medal with his 1:57:46.6 touch. Behind him were Matan Roditi of Israel (1:57:46.7), Kirill Belyaev of Russia (1:57:47.2), Aleksandr Astapov of Russia (1:57:52.4), and Duje Milan of Croatia (1:5756.4).

The other others to finish in under 2 hours were Pasquale Sanzullo of Italy (1:58:31.1), Lars Bottelier of Netherlands (1:58:38.6), and Raul Santiago of Spain (1:58:51.3).

Place Bib Name Country DOB Time Behind Points
1 12 RASOVSZKY Kristof HUN 1997 1:55:40.7   20
2 24 WELLBROCK Florian GER 1997 1:55:50.5 9.8 17
3 17 MANZI Andrea ITA 1997 1:57:46.6 2:05.9 15
4 7 RODITI Matan ISR 1998 1:57:46.7 2:06.0 14
5 4 BELYAEV Kirill RUS 1997 1:57:47.2 2:06.5 13
6 10 ASTAPOV Aleksandr RUS 1997 1:57:52.4 2:11.7 12
7 6 MILAN Duje CRO 1997 1:57:56.4 2:15.7 11
8 9 SANZULLO Pasquale ITA 1998 1:58:31.1 2:50.4 10
9 2 BOTTELIER Lars NED 1997 1:58:38.6 2:57.9 9
10 22 SANTIAGO Raul ESP 1997 1:58:51.3 3:10.6 8
11 23 DRIGAN Zoltan HUN 1998 2:00:23.6 4:42.9 7
12 20 TITTA Pierandrea ITA 1998 2:00:44.7 5:04.0  
13 21 MARTINEZ Alberto ESP 1998 2:00:53.3 5:12.6 6
14 5 BERMEL Thore GER 1998 2:02:00.7 6:20.0 5
15 8 DALDOGIANNIS Asterios GRE 1997 2:02:01.4 6:20.7 4
16 3 PUJOL Guillem ESP 1997 2:03:39.7 7:59.0  
17 13 SITIC Ivan CRO 1998 2:05:34.9 9:54.2 3
18 18 THOMAS Millburn GBR 1998 2:05:45.1 10:04.4 2
19 1 HENTSCHEL Paul GER 1997 2:06:14.5 10:33.8  
20 16 LERNER Alon ISR 1997 2:06:44.6 11:03.9 1
21 15 LANDSMANN Jiri CZE 1998 2:08:49.9 13:09.2 1
22 25 SVITLYCHNYI Oleksandr UKR 1997 2:14:05.4 18:24.7 1
23 14 MADSEN Peter Mandrup DEN 1997 2:14:07.8 18:27.1 1

The girls’ 10k was dominated by Alisia Tettamanzi of Italy, who finished all alone in 2:08:54.1. Leading the fight for the second position was Russia’s Valeriia Ermakova, who touched out Italy’s Rebecca Talanti by 7 hundredths, 2:12:01.5 to 2:12:08.5

Following close behind in that pack were Hungary’s Adel Farkas (2:12:10.6) and Katalin Onon Somenek (2:12:12.5), Greta Gavazzoni of Italy (2:12:54.3), Janina Beckers of Netherlands (2:12:54.7), Russia’s Mariia Smoliakova (2:13:06.6, Spain’s Judith Navarro (2:13:06.8), and Rotem Meirov of Israel (2:13:10.2).

Place Bib Name Country DOB Time Behind Points
1 55 TETTAMANZI Alisia ITA 1997 2:08:54.1   20
2 68 ERMAKOVA Valeriia RUS 1997 2:12:01.5 3:07.4 17
3 57 TALANTI Rebecca ITA 1998 2:12:08.5 3:14.4 15
4 71 FARKAS Adel HUN 1998 2:12:10.6 3:16.5 14
5 73 SOMENEK Onon Katalin HUN 1997 2:12:12.5 3:18.4 13
6 61 GAVAZZONI Greta ITA 1997 2:12:54.3 4:00.2  
7 69 BECKERS Janina NED 1998 2:12:54.7 4:00.6 12
8 60 SMOLIAKOVA Mariia RUS 1998 2:13:06.6 4:12.5 11
9 53 NAVARRO Judith ESP 1997 2:13:06.8 4:12.7 10
10 58 MEIROV Rotem ISR 1998 2:13:10.2 4:16.1 9
11 64 BENESOVA Alena CZE 1998 2:14:09.3 5:15.2 8
12 54 DORNIC Morgane FRA 1998 2:14:35.3 5:41.2 7
13 65 GOYANES Paula ESP 1998 2:14:37.7 5:43.6 6
14 63 STEL Serena NED 1998 2:15:38.3 6:44.2 5
15 59 SPIWOKS Jeannette GER 1998 2:16:39.6 7:45.5 4
16 56 PANCHISHKO Krystyna UKR 1998 2:18:58.0 10:03.9 3
17 66 GADE Jackie DEN 1998 2:24:16.4 15:22.3 2
18 72 LEMCOFF Tali ISR 1997 2:25:51.6 16:57.5 1
19 70 DONMEZ Ecem TUR 1998 2:29:35.3 20:41.2 1
20 74 KYZA Irene CYP 1997 2:29:35.4 20:41.3 1

The racing continues on Sunday with the team relays (4×1.25k). A live stream can be found here.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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